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Government

  • Astor to head LaRue County Republicans

    Craig Astor has accepted the chairmanship of the LaRue County Republican Party.
    Astor, a 2010 candidate for 19th district state representative, owns Wrolen Pin Café with his wife Ruth.

  • LEGISLATIVE REVIEW: Rep. Michael Meredith

    LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

    By State Representative Michael Meredith

     

    It’s back to work in Frankfort for the second half of the 2011 legislative session and I am hopeful this session will be one of progress as we spend the next several weeks discussing bill proposals and passing legislation.

  • Severe weather costly for county

    Wintry weather has been costly to the county in terms of salt supplies and overtime.
    Clyde Veirs, county road supervisor, told Fiscal Court Jan. 25 his department has spread between 380 and 400 tons of salt this winter.
    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and Veirs agreed that the total is the most the county has used during a winter season. Turner, mentioning that salt supplies are tight throughout the state, told the court the county may have to consider using a mixture of sand and calcium prepared by Irving Materials, Inc., out of Elizabethtown.

  • Williamson graduates from criminal justice training

    Law enforcement officers from 15 agencies across the state, including Eric Williamson of the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
    The 22 officers of Class 419 completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of more than 750 hours, recruit-level-officer academy instruction.

  • City Council at arms over dismissed tickets

    For more than two months, city officials have locked horns with a Hodgenville man over parking on Lincoln Boulevard.

    Greg Harry placed a “for sale” sign on his pickup truck and parked it in front of his house. Officers asked him to move it after receiving complaints from other residents. He complied, then changed his mind after conferring with County Attorney Dale Morris.

    Eventually, he was charged with illegal parking and the truck was towed.

  • E-vet assist speeds veterans' claims

    Veterans will see speedier filing of benefit claims and faster service in general thanks to a new computerized system installed by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

    “Kentucky’s veterans and their families deserve far better than the old paper system,” KDVA Commissioner Ken Lucas said. “E-Vet Assist makes it faster, more accurate and more efficient for us to help them obtain the benefits and services they have earned. We are glad to see the new automated system finally come to fruition.”

  • Main Street's funding halted until contract signed

    The Main Street organization will be self-funded at least until its current contract with the state is renewed.
    Mayor Terry Cruse told members of Hodgenville City Council that he wants the volunteer group to “become more self-sufficient.” He said the city would not pay the agreed-upon amount of $1,250 monthly to Main Street until the recertification contract is signed.
    And that could take at least three months, according to Director Celia McDonald.

  • Seminar provides basics of naturalization laws

    A representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be at the LaRue County Board of Education 10 a.m. Jan. 22 to provide an overview of USCIS and discuss the requirements and benefits of naturalization. Anyone interested in learning more about obtaining citizenship is invited to attend.  Contact Sarah Hornback at 358-8334 for more information.

  • Meredith named vice chair of Local Government Committee

    Newly-elected Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) was named Vice-Chairman of the House Local Government Committee in the Kentucky House of Representatives. The announcement was made Friday.

    “I’m pleased and humbled to be named as Vice-Chairman of the House Local Government Committee,” said Meredith. “I hope to use the feedback I receive from those living in my district and across the commonwealth in my new role.”

  • Parking ticket dismissed, controversy remains

    Greg Harry has won round two of the Lincoln Boulevard parking conflict.
    Harry, 50, the former minister of music for First Baptist Church Hodgenville, was cited for “improper parking fire lane/block traveled portion of roadway” Nov. 22 by Hodgenville City Police.
    Harry had been parking his 1988 Chevrolet 1500 pickup in front of his home in an effort to sell it. A city officer asked him to move it as the city had received complaints from residents who claimed it blocked visibility.